Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small yellowish-brown smooth-skinned newt that is widely distributed throughout Europe and western Asia.
- ‘When on land smooth newts tend to feed on insects, worms and slugs by projecting their tongues to catch prey.’
- ‘The habitat of the smooth newt ranges from large lakes to densely weeded ditches, but they are most likely to be found in small to medium sized ponds.’
- ‘The smooth newt is typically 80-110 mm long, including its tail, and is often mistaken for a lizard.’
- ‘The great crested newt is significantly larger than the smooth newt and has warty rather than velvety skin.’
- ‘Male smooth newts have a much more developed wavy dorsal crest in the breeding season.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.